The arrival of two Saudi astronauts into space is a big moment for the Arab world. And a reminder of the leading role Islamic nations have long held in humanity's understanding of the stars.
- mediation efforts
Al Majalla talks to Georgi Gospodinov, the Bulgarian author who won this year's International Booker Prize for his novel 'Time Shelter'
This year had the largest Arab presence in the history of Cannes, with nine Arab films featured. The Red Sea International Film Festival supported five of these films, in addition to the opening film.
The 32nd Arab Summit nabbed global attention. As well as the visit of Ukraine's leader, Syria stepped back into the regional community as Saudi Arabia's careful diplomacy emphasises common interests.
The G7, which now consists of neither the seven largest economies nor the seven most prosperous democracies, feels increasingly out of date to a world that has moved on
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